Top3 Places to see Sakura(Cherry blossom) in Gifu


Sakura(Cherry blossom viewing) season coming soon!!

Around Gifu-city offers beautiful Sakura in Spring! There are so many places to see outstanding Sakura, and I narrowed them down to the three very best.

#1 Shinsakai River Embankments(Kakamigahara-city)

Shinsakai River  Embankments is located in Kakamigahara-city. the Shinsakai River’s embankments have been selected for inclusion in the list of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.

There are 1,200 Yoshino cherry trees along both the sides of the new Sakai River.

The best part of Shinsakai River is the contrast of Cherry blossom color and the red train(Meitestu train). There is a train bridge to Shinsakai River. So, you can watch both of them. This is a good photo spot.

There are a lots of food stands along the riverside to enjoy festival foods like Yakisoba and Takoyaki!!

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Access(railroad) It is immediate on foot from Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line Shimin-Koen-mae Station.It is approximately 10 minutes on foot from JR Naka Station

Cherry blossom forecast Mid-Mar.-Late Mar.

Night viewing Available Available

#2 Sunomata Castle (Ogaki-city)

Tradition says Sunomata castle was made by Tokichiro Kinoshita(later Toyotomi Hideyoshi)in just one night in 1566. This building was made as Archives center in 1991.  Sunoamta castle called “Ichiya-jo”. “Ichiya” literally means “one night” and hence the name “One Night Castle”.

It is located in Ogaki. And this place is also best spots in Gifu for hanami or cherry blossom viewing. The area has around 1000 cherry trees with the area around the castle.

There is a cherry blossom road around the castle and food stands. You can enjoy watching cherry blossom while eating foods.

I highly recommend to go there in evening! It is lighted up at night, and you can enjoy the fantastic cherry blossom with the castle in the background.


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Address 1742-1 Sunomata, Sunomata-cho, Ogaki City, Gifu

Cherry blossom forecast Mid-Mar.-Late Mar.

Night viewing Available Available

#3 Suimon River(Ogaki-city)

Suimon River is located in Ogaki city. This river is famous for the river that Haiku poet Basho Matsuo crossed over by ship. We can remember the old days by old stone walls and old lighthouse.

Night viewing is good,too.


Suimon River is also famous for Boat River Cruise.

The city offers a boat river cruise through a tunnel of cherry blossoms in Suimon river. The view from the boat is amazing.  Ogaki is named the “City of Water”, so the river’s water is so clean you can see many Koi fishes and water plants.

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Address Takasago-cho,Ogaki-city,Gifu

Cherry blossom forecast Mid-Mar.-Late Mar.

Night viewing Available Available

Tarai Boat River Cruise 


Time:Boats depart at 9:40am, 10:30am, 11:20am, 12:10pm, 1:40 pm, 2:30pm, 3:20pm, and 4:10pm (cherry blossom season)
Boats depart at 9:20am, 10:40am, 12:00pm, 1:40pm, 3:00pm, and 4:20pm (green season)

Price:1,200yen/per person(cherry blossom season)   2,200yen/1 boat(green season)

More information (Ogaki-city)